Professional Biography
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Andrew (Andy) Smetana Partner

  • Austin

    D +1.737.256.6112

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    405 Colorado St., Suite 1700

    Austin, TX 78701




Andrew Smetana is a highly regarded advisor and legal counsel to entrepreneurs, emerging companies, and investors across diverse industries, including technology, life sciences, and business services. With a focus on delivering exceptional service and building long-term relationships, Andy guides clients through bet-the-company transactions involving venture capital, private equity, and strategic investors.

Throughout his career, Andy has served as outside counsel to startups, providing guidance on all aspects of their businesses, from inception to maturity. As a former general counsel for an early-stage technology startup, he brings valuable insights and perspectives to his clients, helping them to overcome challenges and capitalize on the opportunities that arise during the growth phase of their businesses.

In addition to his work as a business advisor, Andy has extensive experience in venture capital financings, complex merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, divestitures, securities offerings, and corporate governance. He also has experience advising companies in preparing for and executing initial public offerings (IPOs). With a wealth of experience in the field, Andy has a proven track record in negotiating and executing deals that allow companies to grow, flourish, and successfully exit.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Andy is also deeply committed to giving back to his community. As an active volunteer with CASA of Travis County and a member of its board of directors, he is dedicated to protecting children and advocating for their interests.

In short, Andy Smetana is a seasoned professional and trusted advisor dedicated to delivering outstanding results for his clients and making a positive impact in his community.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in Technology and Telecoms - Transactions by Legal 500 United States, 2018

Professional Leadership

  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Travis County Inc., Board of Directors
  • Austin Bar Association, Technology Section, Co-Chair and Treasurer, 2019  2022
  • Texas Bar Association, Member
  • California Bar Association, Business Section, Member

Related Employment

  • Vinson & Elkins, LLP, Counsel, 2016 – 2020
  • Vapor IO, Inc., General Counsel, 2015 – 2016
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC, Associate, 2007 – 2015
  • Reed Smith LLP, Associate, 2004 – 2007






Bar and Court Admissions

  • Texas
  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., Annual Review of Banking & Finance Law, Executive Editor for Professional Publications, 2004
  • University of Nevada, Reno, B.A., Political Science, with High Distinction, 2001